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Missing Your Gym Buddies? Here's How to Work Out With Friends From Home

Livestrong.com discusses how to workout with friends and family from home with the help of social media and video chats, and the benefits of doing so according to experts, including HSS sports psychologist, Deborah N. Roche, PhD and exercise physiologist, Polly de Mille RN, MA, RCEP, CSCS, USAT.

Roche explained that while virtual togetherness doesn’t replace the real thing, its motivating to see a teammate or friend when you open the screen of your computer. “There's camaraderie and motivation in that. Even though we may not know when we're getting back to normal, we'll be able to do this together,” said Roche.

de Mille added one might be more open to trying something new when working out at home. "The great thing about working out in the privacy of your own home is that you're not so worried about what other people think of you. This means that maybe you're open to a little more of making a fool of yourself than otherwise, which can make for a fun time trying new workouts with friends."

Read the full article at Livestrong.com.